Rob Holding has revealed that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has messaged him within the wake of receiving information that his season is over, having suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in a problem by the England worldwide.
Holding collapsed halfway by way of the primary half of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Outdated Trafford on Wednesday and needed to be carried off on a stretcher together with his left leg in a brace, with scans revealing the worst on Friday.
The 23-year-old is ready to be out of motion for as much as 9 months, ruling him out of the remainder of the season and doubtlessly that begin of the 2019/20 marketing campaign.
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It comes as a big blow to his hopes of cementing himself within the Arsenal first crew, having impressed underneath Unai Emery this season, and it additionally provides to their harm issues with captain Laurent Koscielny but to return from the ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered in Could.
However Holding seems to have taken the information in addition to attainable, and he revealed that his fellow Mancunian Rashford had messaged him to want him all the perfect, with Holding absolving him of any blame by admitting it’s “simply a part of soccer”.
“Marcus has reached out to me,” Holding wrote in his Instagram story. “We’re simply (two) Manc lads fortunate sufficient to be towards one another at OT (Outdated Trafford).
“What occurs after is simply a part of soccer. It’s all love and my goal is to be again ‘higher than earlier than’.
He added of the goodwill messages that he acquired: “This crew is particular! I really like my guys. Thanks for all of the assist from gamers, workers and followers.”
With Holding dominated out of Saturday’s go to of Huddersfield City to the Emirates, Emery might be compelled right into a reshuffle that would see him revert to a 4-2-3-1 from Wednesday’s 3-4-2-1, given the scarcity of match-fit centre-backs.
Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi are prone to begin on the again, flanked by Sead Kolasinac on the left and Hector Bellerin at right-back – except Emery feels Koscielny is able to be risked, although that’s extremely unlikely on condition that he has not performed any first-team soccer since final season. Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil are additionally doubts, with the previous compelled off at half-time of the United draw and the latter lacking the final 4 video games with a again harm.